League One
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Carlisle United 1-0 Bradford City

Lee Miller

Carlisle eased their relegation fears with a win over free-falling Bradford.

The Bantams, now without a win in 13 league games, went behind after their defence made a mess of clearing a corner and Lee Miller placed a skilful overhead kick into the net.

The hosts could have doubled their lead straight after half-time when David Amoo broke from the halfway line but lost control of the ball in the box.

Aaron McLean had chances to equalise but fired over and pulled a shot wide.

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Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"I felt proud, in the sense we've had a little bit of a difficult run. Picking the players up and coming up with a formula that was going to work tonight was difficult.

"Everything we did in the first half was about pressing the ball and keeping it away from our goal.

"In the second half, because of the position we are in in the league and because we were desperate for the win, we dropped and dropped and dropped a little bit deeper.

"I wasn't particularly pleased with that, but it was important we got over the line and I'm really pleased with that. It's another start and hopefully it's the start of another run."

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 39ChimbondaBooked at 51mins
  • 3Robson
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 16Potts
  • 21Berrett
  • 9Miller
  • 24RedmondSubstituted forDrennanat 74'minutes
  • 7AmooSubstituted forByrneat 67'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 10Ekangamene
  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 25Byrne
  • 29Guy
  • 31Drennan

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 18Jones
  • 22Bates
  • 5Davies
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forBennettat 75'minutes
  • 4DolanSubstituted forDoyleat 46'minutes
  • 9HansonSubstituted forGrayat 80'minutes
  • 21McLean
  • 28Reach

Substitutes

  • 10Gray
  • 12Jameson
  • 16McHugh
  • 24Doyle
  • 27McBurnie
  • 29Atkinson
  • 32Bennett
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,267

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 1, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 1, Bradford City 0.

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Foul by Paul Thirlwell (Carlisle United).

Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Andy Gray replaces James Hanson.

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Miller (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matty Robson.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kyle Bennett replaces Garry Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Michael Drennan replaces Daniel Redmond.

Booking

Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces David Amoo.

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Foul by Daniel Redmond (Carlisle United).

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient30186661313060
4Preston291510440281255
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Peterborough29153115041948
7Walsall30121083629746
8Swindon30135124941844
9Port Vale29133134345-242
10MK Dons29116124442239
11Gillingham31115154253-1138
12Coventry2913885751637
13Bradford3071494138335
14Colchester2781093536-134
15Oldham3097143442-834
16Carlisle3096153451-1733
17Bristol City31613124550-531
18Crawley2571082934-531
19Tranmere3087153352-1931
20Crewe3087153357-2431
21Notts County3193194050-1030
22Sheff Utd2878132838-1029
23Shrewsbury3069152841-1327
24Stevenage2774162745-1825
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